Maurice Tillet (The French Angel) Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family & More

Maurice Tillet

Biography / Wiki

A French professional wrestler Maurice Tillet was known by his ring name “The French Angel”. He was a recognized world heavyweight champion by the American Wrestling Association which was run by Paul Bowser in Boston.

Height / Weight / Age

Maurice Tillet weighs 122 kg and 267 lbs in pounds. He was a successful wrestler with a towering height of 175 cm or in feet inches 5’9” tall. He has short black color hair but mostly he was bald and has sharp wide black color eyes.

He had a healthy body with a figure measurement is 42 inches chest, 36 inches waist, and 38 inches hips approximately. He died at the age of 50 years old in September 1954. His biceps size is 14 inches and his shoe size is 9 (US).

Net Worth

According to the sources, the estimated net worth of Maurice Tillet had been $550K USD approximately.

Education / Family

Born on October 23, 1903, in the Ural Mountains in Russia Maurice Tiller belonged to French parents. His mother was a teacher whereas his father worked as a railroad engineer. His father passed away at a very young.

As a child he had a completely normal appearance hence he was nicknamed “The Angel” due to his angelic face. In 1917, when the Russian Revolution occurred, he and his mother left Russia and moved to France, where they settled in Reims.

During this relocation, he was 20 and noticed swelling in his feet, hands, and head, and after visiting a doctor was diagnosed with acromegaly—a condition usually caused by a benign tumor on the pituitary gland, resulting in bone overgrowth and thickening.


Maurice Marie Joseph Tillet

Nickname The Angel
Birth Place Ural Mountains, Russia
Date Of Birth October 23, 1903
Age 50 years (At the time of death in 1954)
Height In centimeters – 175 cm

In feet inches – 5’9”

Weight In kilograms – 122 kg

In pounds – 267 lbs

Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Profession Wrestler
Zodiac sign Scorpion
School Philip Neri Catholic School
College St. Stanislaus, Paris and Toulouse University of Law
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Home Town Russia
Debut Not known
Fathers Name Name not known
Mothers Name Name not known
Brothers Name not found
Sister Name not known

Career / Fashion And Style

In February 1937, Maurice Tillet met Karl Pojello who was a professional wrestler convinced Tillet to enter the business. Later both of them moved to Paris for training, and Tillet wrestled for two years in France and England but due to World War II both of them had to leave for the United States in 1939.

In Boston, Massachusetts, in 1940, he was pushed to fight as a main eventer by promoter Paul Bowser pushed and he became a large draw in the area. Due to his popularity and brilliant performance, he was booked as unstoppable and was unbeaten for a span of 19 consecutive months.

He was titled as the AWA World Heavyweight Champion from May 1940 until May 1942. He also competed against Tor Johnson, who was billed as The Swedish Angel. By 1945, his health began to fail hence he was no longer advertised as unstoppable. He played his final wrestling match, in Singapore on February 14, 1953.

He agreed to lose to Bert Assirati according to The National Wrestling Alliance Mid South Area then known as Tri-State and owned by Leroy McGuirk. He was befriended by the Chicago sculptor Louis Linck who made a series of plaster busts commemorating him for his wrestling career.

Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife and More

Girlfriends Not known
Marital Status married
Wife None

Favorite Things

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Favorite Wrestler Karl Pojello
Favorite Actress Not known
Favorite Food Seafood and homemade food
Favorite Destinations Paris
Favorite Color(s) Black

Maurice Tillet

Some Interesting Facts About Maurice Tillet

  • Maurice Tillet wanted to become a lawyer, but due to his disease, he couldn’t fulfill his desires. He also served in the French Navy for five years as an engineer.
  • One of the busts of Maurice Tillet is placed in Chicago’s International Museum of Surgical Science.
  • He passed away on September 4, 1954, due to cardiovascular diseases. He is buried at the Lithuanian National Cemetery in Justice, Illinois.
  • His appearance and behavior inspired the likeness of the main character in the DreamWorks film Shrek (2001) of the same name.
  • In 1947, he was granted citizenship in America.
  • He had a mastery of over 14 languages.
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